First insight into the architecture of viral filaments
St Andrews team lead novel development.
Study will examine how virus grows in order to make new vaccines and improve diagnosis.
Creatures including sea urchins and sponges discovered to have special genetic code.
St Andrews scientists reveal structure of Lassa virus
Funding for virus and biotechnology research.
Academics have received a major funding boost to assist in their studies of viruses, immunity, vaccines and anti-viral drugs.
The threat of avian flu and new developments in the search for an effective vaccine will be on the agenda for a major conference in St Andrews next week.
Medical scientists from all over the World have gathered at the University of St Andrews to discuss exciting strategies for producing viruses which can target tumour cells.
St Andrews scientists have been awarded over £1 million to study viruses that cause mumps and croup in humans, kennel cough in dogs and the fatal Newcastle disease in chickens.